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Dolphin - Whale 911 Smartphone App

Published: December 2, 2013
NOAA Fisheries recently announced the release of a smartphone app entitled "Dolphin & Whale 911." The free app provides valuable information on smartphones, including a colorful species identification guide, the public will know who to call and what to do when they find a sick, injured or dead marine mammal.

The Dolphin & Whale 911 app was designed to help users provide accurate and timely reporting of stranded marine mammals in the Southeastern U.S.

The NOAA Dolphin & Whale 911 app allows smart phone users to:

* Report dead, injured or entangled marine mammals by connecting users to the nearest stranding response hotline, so that trained responders and veterinarians can treat the animal (Currently the app only works in the Southeastern US - additional geographic areas to be added ).

* Send a photo of the marine mammal along with GPS coordinates to the marine mammal stranding network

* Identify the kind of animal by providing an electronic field guide of marine mammals found in the Southeastern U.S.

* Help live and dead stranded marine mammals by providing you with a list of “do’s and don’ts” or tips on what to do when you find a live or dead stranded dolphin, whale, or seal.

A variety of marine mammal apps can be downloaded at:
http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/protected_resources/outreach_and_education/mm_apps/index.html

source: NOAA Fisheries